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Bening Talks Vanity-Free Roles in Mother and Child, The Kids Are All Right

Bening Talks Vanity-Free Roles in Mother and Child, The Kids Are All Right
Sony Pictures Classics has a good eye for awards contenders. They scooped up Get Low and Mother and Child out of Toronto, and it's likely that we will see both Robert Duvall and Annette Bening in the awards race this fall.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 28, 2010 1:08 AM
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60th Berlinale – Day Seven: L’arbre et le foret, Monga, Shahada, The Kids Are All Right

One week in, Berlin correspondent Meredith Brody shows no signs of flagging in her quest to ingest the perfect mix of festival movies.
  • By Meredith Brody
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  • February 21, 2010 6:45 AM
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#Sundance: Cholodenko Talks The Kids Are All Right

#Sundance: Cholodenko Talks The Kids Are All Right
On Wednesday, as the LAT breathlessly reported that the Focus Features deal to acquire The Kids Are All Right for $3.5 million was virtually closed, writer-director Lisa Cholodenko was insisting that deal points were still outstanding.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 28, 2010 6:38 AM
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Sixteen Questions for A Single Man's Tom Ford

Sixteen Questions for A Single Man's Tom Ford
Ex-Gucci designer Tom Ford, 48, has David Geffen to thank not only for his old office complex on Sunset, but for advising him to invest in himself. That he did, with his remarkably assured $7-million film debut, A Single Man. It's not surprising that the film has style to spare. But it also boasts the strongest performance of Colin Firth's career. His role as a 1962 college professor grieving the loss of his lover of 16 years won him best actor at Venice and has pushed the British veteran into the Oscar race for the first time. The hottest acquisition title on the fall festival circuit, A Single Man was scooped up by The Weinstein Co., which opens the film December 11.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 20, 2009 2:14 AM
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